BART Service Between Fremont, South Hayward Stations Remain Shut Down

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    The morning commute has been brought to a halt because of a fatal BART accident that has shut down service in parts of the East Bay. NBC Bay Area's Christie Smith reports on when service might be restored. (Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014)

    Service between Fremont and South Hayward BART stations remains shut down Wednesday morning due to an investigation of a fatal incident from late Tuesday night, BART officials said Wednesday.

    A train heading for Richmond hit a person who was on the tracks just south of the South Hayward station at about 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, spokesman Jim Allison said.

    BART Service Remains Shut Down Between Fremont, Hayward

    [BAY] BART Service Remains Shut Down Between Fremont, Hayward
    BART service has been shut down since late Tuesday night after a person was killed by a train near the South Hayward station. Today in the Bay's Christie Smith reports on when service is expected to resume. (Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014)

    The person was confirmed dead at the scene. It is unknown what the person was doing on the tracks at the time of the incident, according to Allison.

    Service between South Hayward and Fremont stations has been shut down due to the incident. Service is expected to be shut down until at least 7:30 a.m., Allison said.

    The riders on the train involved in the incident were transferred to another train.

    Riders should seek alternate transportation in the area.

    An unrelated issue has caused delays between the Hayward and Bay Fair stations this morning. Allison said riders should use Bay Fair station when heading out for their morning commute during the investigation.